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        08-26-2011, 11:11 AM
      #11
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Sophie19    
    If you take a picture of it and play around with it in photoshop or some other photo editing software, you can sometimes make out more numbers than you can with the naked eye.
    I am terrible with those programs but a co worker uses it all the time as he is a photographer. I will ask him to see what he can do with it. Thank you!
         
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        08-27-2011, 12:27 AM
      #12
    Banned
    You can also use a black light on the tattoo sometimes that helps.

    Here's my Lucas.



    Derp!



         
        08-27-2011, 12:44 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Here's my guy:

    Jasper, 4 year old dark bay almost black. I believe he is about 17 hands, will probably hit 17.1hh and stop there. He is really leggy!

    The people at the rescue said they tried to read his tattoo but it's pretty much illegible. He is off the track they know that, but they just really don't know much of his information. Jasper isn't even his real name or part of his real name. They have no idea what his real name is so they just started calling him Jasper. Which I may or may not change..not too sure yet.





         
        08-28-2011, 12:12 PM
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    Weanling
         
        08-28-2011, 12:19 PM
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    Weanling
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        08-28-2011, 02:59 PM
      #16
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Here is our BO's OTTB 'Niyah.' I can't remember her registered name off the top of my head, but I do know that she is a Secretariat granddaughter (I personally think she looks a lot like him, but femminized) she's 17 years old, 16.1hh, and was a red ball of speed back in her day =] won 15 out of 21 starts and earned upwards of $50,000, but was retired early due to a broken ankle and torn ligament. Our BO bought her two hours before she was schedualed to be put down, and she is now an advanced riders lesson horse and has foaled one colt who is now in training to be a three day eventer =]

    OP- unlike your 'skinny' boy, our gal IS a hard keeper, but she's far from underfed!




    And here is my trainee- Old Man Noah, or 'Noah' as we call him. Noah is also in his late teens but was not retired until a year ago. Unlike Niyah, Noah enjoyed moseying along, rarely winning and coming out with a record of winning only two out of thirty starts. Why he wasn't retired ealier and given a different occupation, we don't know. Noah has a crush on Niah, though he wouldn't admit it, and he is 17.3 hh. Noah has recently been added to our lesson mounts and is learning to jump- something he seems to enjoy quite a lot.


         
        08-29-2011, 10:13 AM
      #17
    Foal
    Eli (ee-lie) is a 4yo that we rescued a month ago. First pic is the day we got him, the rest are from yesterday (about 2 weeks after starting his new job). His last race was Feb of this year, and he raced 21 times total, with only one win. I guess he was a slow poke!!

    From Feb to July, he lived in someone's back yard in a trailer park in a very small stall with one other horse next to him. There were also probably over 100 chickens there in cages. He had literally zero turnout during that time, and was only taken out a couple times to pony around the owner's children. He had no medical or farrier work done and came to us with a shoe still on from his last race... On his head, his skin was nearly rotting away where the leather halter sat for 5 months straight. Not to mention the rain rot everywhere else. I'm pretty sure he never got hosed off. They gave us a bag of grain when we took him, and we found rat poop in it. Poor Eli! He was so sluggish and his muscles were so atrophied that we thought he had EPM (test came back negative, THANK GOD). After seeing all this, we couldn't just leave him there, and forked over the 400 bucks the guy was asking for him.

    Ok enough of the sad part of the story!!! Eli has turned out to be one in a million. I still can't believe he's a 4yo race horse! He has done a 180 and has become the sweetest, calmest, most willing boy we have at our barn. He's incredibly smart; I only have to teach him something once, and it doesn't take very long at that! In only 2 weeks of riding, he's completely lost the urge to run, and I've yet to see him spook. All it took was a little TLC, kindness, and a firm, gentle hand. I look forward to many years with this wonderful horse .

    I love OTTBs!!!!!!
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        08-29-2011, 12:14 PM
      #18
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Kacha    
    Eli (ee-lie) is a 4yo that we rescued a month ago. First pic is the day we got him, the rest are from yesterday (about 2 weeks after starting his new job). His last race was Feb of this year, and he raced 21 times total, with only one win. I guess he was a slow poke!!

    From Feb to July, he lived in someone's back yard in a trailer park in a very small stall with one other horse next to him. There were also probably over 100 chickens there in cages. He had literally zero turnout during that time, and was only taken out a couple times to pony around the owner's children. He had no medical or farrier work done and came to us with a shoe still on from his last race... On his head, his skin was nearly rotting away where the leather halter sat for 5 months straight. Not to mention the rain rot everywhere else. I'm pretty sure he never got hosed off. They gave us a bag of grain when we took him, and we found rat poop in it. Poor Eli! He was so sluggish and his muscles were so atrophied that we thought he had EPM (test came back negative, THANK GOD). After seeing all this, we couldn't just leave him there, and forked over the 400 bucks the guy was asking for him.

    Ok enough of the sad part of the story!!! Eli has turned out to be one in a million. I still can't believe he's a 4yo race horse! He has done a 180 and has become the sweetest, calmest, most willing boy we have at our barn. He's incredibly smart; I only have to teach him something once, and it doesn't take very long at that! In only 2 weeks of riding, he's completely lost the urge to run, and I've yet to see him spook. All it took was a little TLC, kindness, and a firm, gentle hand. I look forward to many years with this wonderful horse .

    I love OTTBs!!!!!!
    He looks fantastic! What a sad story, but you've made a huge difference in his life!
         
        08-29-2011, 11:53 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Here are my boys... Both are OTTBs. Cody never started, he was used as a pony horse out of training and Al had 6 starts. Cody's tat is illegible and Al is out of Alysheba and Mountain Kitty.
    They're both bays. Cody has a star and snip, Al has the star, strip and snip.

    Al's sire won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 1987, but missed his bid as the 12th Triple Crown winner at the Belmont, then barely lost by photo finish at the Breeder's Cup, came back as a 4 year old and took the Breeders Cup Classic, earning Horse of the Year and Champion Older Horse honors. OTTBs are fun.
         
        08-30-2011, 12:29 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Finally a thread to show off my beautiful OTTB.

    Joe is a 15.3hh bay gelding, who came into my life 1year and 8months ago. Pop found him in a paddock which he had been in for 3 years with out any proper nutrients and only a dam for his water source.

    He was obviously skinny, had long feet and his mane/tail were mattered together. I got a call from Pop saying that after some TLC he would make a great horse, and so I claimed him as my own. I don't have papers for him, and my greatest fear is that they are going to take Joe away from me.

    Joe has improved a lot in the past 8months, he has finally learnt to collect and lower his head, he is jumping 1.05m at home and competing up to 70-80cm with me now. Not to mention placing at the last 2 show's he was in. Joe always used to bolt on XC courses, buck when asked to canter, and he once reared when he wasn't comfortable with a situation. Joe is no where near a perfect horse, but he is MY perfect horse.


    People say it takes experience to train an OTT, but i'm only 15 and have basically done everything on my own, my best bit of advice I was given was 'trust your gut' and I must say my gut got me out of a lot of heavy situations.

    MEET JOE;

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